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Tanning, Dorothea 1910-2012

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Coming to that : poems by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this second daring collection, Coming to That, the centenarian painter and poet Dorothea Tanning illuminates our understanding of creativity, the impulse to make, and the longevity of art. Her unique wit and candor radiate through every poem, every line, and her inquisitive mind is everywhere alive and restless."--Publisher's website
A little girl dreams of taking the veil : a chamber opera by Erling Wold( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A table of content : poems by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary first poetry collection by the renowned painter and sculptor Dorothea Tanning "Finally, on second, in bras. Bras swarming everywhere, "giant pink moths at rest, their empty cups clamoring, ""Fill me."-from "End of the Day on Second" Dorothea Tanning is an exceptional visual artist, and now, in her nineties, she has become an exceptional poet. In "A Table of Content, we are made to see more clearly the city landscape, the creative impulse, and the worlds of potential disaster and sensual erotics with a vision that survives taste, trend, and time
Chasm : a weekend : a novel by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Dutch and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stark beauty of the desert, a mansion built by a madman wears its impudent architecture like an insult. The estate is called Windcote, "its very name a masquerade," and its master, the odious Raoul Meridian, has invited a group of guests to spend a weekend, during the course of which they will find themselves driven by obsessions and confusions unlike any they've experienced before. Among them is Albert, a disowned scion searching for an identity, and his too-beautiful companion Nadine, who is irresistibly drawn to the desert and the inscrutable vortex of Windcote. Living deep within this world of fevers and failures is the indomitable child Destina, who will lead them into the heart of a mysterious canyon, where desire and cruelty forge an implacable truth
Dorothea Tanning by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birthday by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

21 editions published between 1887 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, an artist herself, recounts her life with her husband, Max Ernst, the surrealist painter
Dorothea Tanning : essais, lettres, poèmes et témoignages by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Ernst : graphische Welten : die Sammlung Schneppenheim by Max Ernst( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Tanning : behind the door, another invisible door by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important and multifaceted women artists, an association, however, which she spurned: Women artists. There is no such thing or person. It's just as much a contradiction in terms as "man artist" or "elephant artist." You may be a woman and you may be an artist; but the one is a given and the other is you. Tanning developed her extensive, exhaustive and expressive body of work between the USA and France, producing paintings, drawings, costume and set designs for ballets, "soft" sculptures, novels and poems. Her work tells stories which are etched into a personal universe she used to give meaning to modern life and, in a surreal setting--brimming with fantasy and phantoms--shaped in a space which is at once seductive and pernicious. The exhibition revolves around themed rooms drifting through the periods which were integral to Tanning's career spanning childhood and family scenes, girls dressed in Victorian clothing, baroque and bucolic nudes, red-rock deserts, and representations of flowers, highly pertinent in her mature work. Moreover, her installations include Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot [Poppy Hotel, Room 202] (1970-1973), with amorphous sculptures inviting visitors to see, feel and be part of the surreal world she inhabits. Tanning breaks down the distance between artwork and spectator, seeking to make her work an invitation to transcend rather than reflect the world. A female-dominated world of open doors and revelations brings on chaos in a traditional domestic space that pulses and arouses a strange curiosity. Do we dare to enter her fairy tale, a house with open doors, a residence inhabited by odd creatures, to move into a sunburnt landscape? In the words of the artist: "I wanted to lead the eye towards spaces that hid, revealed, transformed all at once and where there would be some never-before-seen image, as if it had appeared with no help from me."
Nine lives by James Merrill( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between lives : an artist and her world by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Dorothea Margaret Tanning (1910-2012), an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet
Dancing David by Thom Gunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximiliana : the illegal practice of astronomy : hommage à Dorothea Tanning by Max Ernst( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über Max Ernst( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hundred headless woman = La femme 100 têtes by Max Ernst( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in Paris in 1929, this collage novel by avant-gardist Max Ernst constitutes a seminal 20th-century work of art. The artist's striking combinations of engravings from Victorian-era books and magazines, accompanied by enigmatic captions, offer a universe of mystery replete with all the possibilities of the bizarre dream world of the surreal. Images speak, language illustrates, and the reader's imagination provides the glue. 'Irrational, violent, tender, ironic, Max Ernst has invoked the whole kaleidoscope of human phenomena in these collages ... [turning them] into stunning proposals for adventure,' noted this volume's translator, Dorothea Tanning. The Hundred Headless Woman was the first of Ernst's collage novels, and its classic status ensures a place in modern art history classes. Every visit and re-visit to its pages tells a different story, an endlessly fascinating tale that runs and emotional gamut from keen humor to outright horror."--Page 4 of cover
Abyss by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in French and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peinture de Dorothea Tanning by Alain Bosquet( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds in miniature : Max Ernst and his books by Dorothea Tanning( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über Max Ernst : Gespräche mit Dorothea Tanning [and others] by Jürgen Wilhelm( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accueil by René Crevel( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in French and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.33 for Über Max ... to 0.92 for Accueil ...)

Coming to that : poems
A table of content : poemsChasm : a weekend : a novelBetween lives : an artist and her worldDorothea TanningAnother language of flowers : paintings
Alternative Names
Dorothea Ernst

Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning Ameerika Ühendriikide kunstnik

Dorothea Tanning American artist

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Dorothea Tanning artista estadounidense

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Dorothea Tanning pittrice, poetessa e scrittrice statunitense

Dorothea Tanning US-amerikanische Malerin

Dorothea Tanning usona artisto

Ernst Dorothea 1910-2012

Ernst, Mrs. Max

Tanning, D. (Dorothea), 1910-2012

Tanning, Dorothea

Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-

Tanning, Dorothea Ernst

Tanning, Dorothea Margaret 1910-2012

Ντοροθέα Τάννινγκ

Дороті Теннін

Таннинг, Доротея

Դորոթեա Տանինգ

דורותיאה טנינג אמנית אמריקאית

טאנינג, דורותאה

دوروتا تنینگ نقاش و مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی

دوروثيا تانينغ فنانة أمريكية

タニング, ドロテア



English (113)

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German (18)

Swedish (11)

Japanese (2)

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